9 Grammatical Pitfalls


[nee-oh-neyt-l] /ˌni oʊˈneɪt l/
of or relating to newborn children.
Origin of neonatal
1900-05; neo- + natal
Related forms
neonatally, adverb
postneonatal, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for neonatal
  • Only one of the studies used showed a big increase in neonatal deaths.
  • He notes that untreated depression increases the risk of prematurity, low birth weight and neonatal complications, too.
  • Photos of the neonatal exam can be found on the zoo's blog.
  • Still, many patients take comfort in the improvements in neonatal care.
  • The project focuses on neonatal care, and with good reason.
  • The islet cells are being harvested from neonatal pigs according to this article.
  • While he was in the hospital's neonatal unit, she sang him songs that she had created.
  • Appendix: normal blood values: selected reference values for neonatal, pediatric, and adult populations.
  • Because okapis are easily spooked, curators forgo neonatal exams on the calf.
  • neonatal infection neonates are prone to infection in the first month of life.
British Dictionary definitions for neonatal


of or relating to newborn children, esp in the first week of life and up to four weeks old
Derived Forms
neonatally, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
neonatal in Medicine

neonatal ne·o·na·tal (nē'ō-nāt'l)
Of or relating to the first 28 days of an infant's life.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for neonatal

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for neonatal

Scrabble Words With Friends